Assam flood: Death toll rises to 25, 6.6 lakh affected
On Wednesday, northeastern states were disturbed by heavy floods with the number of affected persons increasing to 6.62 lakh in 27 districts, and the death toll rising to 25 including children.
The deaths were caused by heavy storms, flooding, and lightning. People are drowning in the flooded water like small objects. And the number is still rising. In Assam, 1,97,248 people across 652 villages in 20 districts (Bajali, Baksa, Biswanath, Cachar, Charaideo, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Hojai, Kamrup, Karbi Anglong West, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur, Udalguri) have been affected by floods and landslides.
Sabyasachi De added "Recent floods and landslides in Dima Hasao district have affected the train services in the area. The Lumding-Badarpur is a 170-km long section and landslides and floods have damaged the railway network at 60 locations in this section"
Assam State Disaster Management Authority said that at present 1413 villages are underwater. Nagaon is the worst-hit district where 2.88 lakh people are affected by the disaster.
In Cachar, nearly 1.2 lakh people and in Hojai more than 1.07 lakh people were affected. A road sink has been reported on the main highway that connects to the Guwahati Haflong a local said. Trains and vehicles were stuck in the new Halflong station due to heavy floods and have been evacuated on Sunday with the help of official guards.
A total of 2,27,529 domestic animals and poultry have been affected in the deluge across nine districts, ASDMA said.